Knee Pain

River Oaks Chiropractic -  - Chiropractor

River Oaks Chiropractic

Chiropractors located in Fort Worth, TX

Knee pain is one of the most common types of joint pain and can affect people of all ages. To get relief from your knee pain and get your knee back to full function, visit River Oaks Chiropractic Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas. The team uses a variety of conservative treatments to relieve knee pain and improve strength in your knee so you can get back to your favorite activities as quickly as possible. To schedule a visit, call today.

Knee Pain Q & A

Why does my knee hurt?

The most common movement that leads to knee injuries is a combination of bending and twisting the knee at the same time. This is common in sports like soccer and tennis, though it can also happen if you pivot to turn another direction while standing still. Other common causes of knee pain include:

  • Wear-and-tear
  • Repetitive movements or overuse
  • Kneeling for long periods
  • Running
  • Sitting with your knees bent for long periods
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Trauma

Your knees can also hurt while going about your day-to-day activities. The team can help you determine the cause of your knee pain and identify movements or activities that make it worse in order to provide treatment and modifications to prevent the pain from returning.

What are the signs of a knee injury?

Knee injuries range in severity from mild stiffness or discomfort to severe damage caused by trauma. Some signs of knee injuries include:

  • Swelling and bruising
  • Popping, clicking, and locking of the knee
  • Tenderness at specific points on and around the knee
  • Stiffness and decreased range of motion
  • Feeling like your knee could buckle or give out
  • Inability to bear weight

The River Oaks Chiropractic Clinic team manages all types of mild and moderate knee injuries and provides referrals for severe injuries in cases that require surgery or other invasive treatments to repair the damage.

What conditions cause knee pain?

Depending on the site and severity of your knee pain, the team can narrow down the potential causes of your discomfort and develop an exam to evaluate the structure and function of your knee. Conditions that cause knee pain include:

  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Iliotibial (IT) band tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Patellar tracking disorders
  • Ligaments sprains and tears
  • Muscle strains
  • Meniscus tears
  • Arthritis
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s disease

Based on your consultation and exam with the team, they determine if X-rays or an MRI are necessary to confirm your diagnosis.

How is knee pain treated?

Treatment of knee pain involves addressing your pain symptoms while also resolving the underlying cause of your pain. For pain relief, the team can recommend:

  • Hot or cold therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Soft tissue therapy or massage
  • Chiropractic adjustments

As your pain decreases, the team incorporates specific rehabilitation exercises and stretches to restore the function and strength of your knee.

Get your knee pain examined and treated at River Oaks Chiropractic Clinic by calling or requesting an appointment online now.